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Bye 2017, hi 2018! The summary of 2017!

2017 is gone and 2018 has arrived. Which means it’s time to recall what has happened during 2017 in the universe of The Simpsons.

The year 2017 has brought lots of news related to The Simpsons. It’s been a long year, and lots of events have taken place. There have been good news and bad news, milestones to celebrate, Tapped Out updates to play with (and connection issues to get mad with), and much more. In conclusion, here’s a summary of the most relevant Simpsons-related news from 2017!

The Simpsons airs its first one-hour episode, “The Great Phatsby”

On January 15, The Simpsons aired its first one-hour episode, “The Great Phatsby“!

In the episode, Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul’s ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.

See also: The official plot for “The Great Phatsby” has been released!

“Kamp Krustier”, the sequel of “Kamp Krusty”

On March 5, the episode “Kamp Krustier” aired as a sequel of the season 4 episode “Kamp Krusty”.

In the episode, when Bart and Lisa return home abruptly after a traumatic incident at Kamp Krusty, they put an end to Homer and Marge’s romantic encounters. Without sex to distract him, Homer becomes a more productive worker and caring husband, but Marge misses the old Homer. Then, Bart and Lisa return to camp to confront the source of their trauma.

See also: he Plot, Air Date and Special Guests of “Kamp Krustier” have been released!

“Embiggen” becomes a perfectly “cromulent” word

On April 12, the Oxford English Dictionary added the words “embiggen” and “cromulent”. The words were both made popular in The Simpsons episode “Lisa the Iconoclast“.

See also: “Embiggen” is now a perfectly “cromulent” word!

30 Years of the Simpson family

On April 19, the world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first ever appearance of the Simpson family, as the first Simpson short from The Tracey Ullman Show aired on April 19, 1987.

See also: 30 Years of the World’s Most Beloved Family!

DVDs are back!

The ‘Simpsons’ panel on Comic-Con 2017 brought a huge surprise for the fans: DVDs are back. After FOX cancelled the production of Simpsons DVDs and Blu-Ray back in early 2015, showrunner Al Jean announced during the 2017 panel that S18 was going to be released on DVD on December 5.

See also: SD Comic-Con 2017: Panel Highlights!

Alf Clausen got ‘fired’

In late August, Alf Clausen, long-time composer for The Simpsons, was “fired” from the show after 27 years composing music for the show. ‘The Simpsons’ producers said that he would continue to have a role on the show.

He is currently being credited as “Compositor Emeritus”.

See also: Alf Clausen Fired from ‘The Simpsons’!

Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson

On October 22, a documentary about the episode “Homer at the Bat” aired on FOX Sports. The documentary was titled “Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson”.

See also: A documentary on “Homer at the Bat” was announced!

Disney to Acquire Rights to ‘The Simpsons’

In early December, Disney announced that they plan to buy a majority of 21st Century Fox‘s assets.

Among these acquisitions are the X-Men, Avatar and The Simpsons.

It is currently unknown what impact, if any, this deal will have on The Simpsons (apart from the fact that Princess Kashmir would technically become a “Disney Princess”).

See also: Disney to Acquire Rights to ‘The Simpsons’!


In Memoriam

Among the Simpsons-related people who left us during 2017 are:

*Sooan Kim, age 62, on January 20.
*Dan Spiegle, age 96, on January 28.
*Chuck Berry, age 90, on March 18.
*Adam West, age 88, on June 9.
*Martin Landau, age 89, on July 15.
*June Foray, age 99, on July 26.
*Dell Hake, age 73, on August 10.
*Jerry Lewis, age 91, on August 20.
*Len Wein, age 69, September 10.
*Hugh Hefner, age 91, on September 27.
*Tom Petty, age 66, on Octobe
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Thanks for reading

Thanks for reading this post and let’s hope that 2018 will continue to bring more Simpsons-related news as 2017 and previous years have done.

Happy New Year 2018 from Wikisimpsons/The Springfield Shopper!

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SD Comic-Con 2017: ‘The Simpsons’ panel!

The panel has started! Here’s the live report of the panel:
(Time is local San Diego time)

Season 18 DVD to be released on December 5!!!!

11:58 – Al Jean announces a “big surprise” for the panel.

12:05 – The panel starts with a screening of the video “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office”

12:09 – Live animation again! Only that this time Bart is donig a live Q&A!

12:15 – The Simpsons will be released on DVD again!


12:23 – Al Jean confirms that commentaries for Seasons 18-20 have been recorded and the S20 ones will soon be available on!

12:26 – “How did you react to Homer being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?” “They must’ve lowered their standards.”

Note: Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart) and Joe Mantegna (voice of Fat Tony) are also panelists this year.

12:32 – “I’d tear the arms off that guy.” ???? @nancycartwright on who would win in a fight between Bart and Stewie! #SDCC2017 #TheSimpsons

12:37 – A future episode could show a timeline where Lisa is married to a woman.

12:39 – Chants against Trump (“Lock Him Up”) are heard in the room!

12:43 – There will be a Futurama announcement at the end of the month!

12:43 – Lucky fans at #SDCC2017 panel are viewing an EXCLUSIVE first look at this year’s Treehouse of Horror! (Spoiler: Maggie gets possessed) The segment is called “The Exor-Sis”.

12:45 – And the panel is over for this year!

Stay tuned for more because in some minutes we’ll do a post with the panel highlights!

DVDs are not Forever! – FOX to End ‘The Simpsons’ Seasonal DVD Production

Al Jean: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’

FOX has announced that seasonal DVD releases of The Simpsons are being discontinued.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A distribution source close to the series confirmed seasons of The Simpsons will no longer be released on DVD now that nearly every episode of the animated sitcom is available online at the touch of a button. ”

Showrunner Al Jean confirmed it on Twitter last Wednesday. He stated: ‘We did them purely for the love of hearing ourselves talk.’

FOX wants to focus on Digital Platforms rather than DVDs, because the latter market is in a very bad situation.

It is, however, is yet unknown if this decision will also affect Blu-Ray releases too. The extras and commentaries will all be available in Digital Platforms such FXNOW and; but just for people inside the USA.


Stay Tuned for more!